treatment provided by
THAMIARAEINA Fenyes 1921
Notes: There are 61 valid species of Thamiaraea worldwide, including two that are endemic to New Zealand.
Thamiaraea aucklandica Cameron 1950: 24 . Type locality: Auckland: Epsom. Type depository: NZACAbout NZAC LT, 2 PLT; BMNH 3 PLT (designated below). Note: as synonym of fuscicornis in NZACAbout NZAC and BMNH by P. Hammond (nov.?). Distribution: New Zealand (AK).
Remarks. Cameron did not specify the exact number of specimens he examined for Thamiaraea aucklandica , and
there were three specimens each in the BMNH and NZACAbout NZAC: though the labels did not match among the BMNH (one
set in Brookes’ hand, the other in Cameron’s hand) indicating the specimens were originally carded together. In
material of Thamiaraea aucklandica .
Type material examined. Lectotype ( NZACAbout NZAC): card-mounted (far left specimen of 3, 14 handwritten at base of
card), “Coll. E. S. Brookes. 15 - 9-1948 [in Brookes’ hand] // Epsom, Auckland (leaf-mould) [in Brookes’ hand] //
specimen database record 1007108 // NZ Arthropod Collection Private Bag 92170 Auckland New Zealand
specimen (mounted dorsally) and right specimen, same data as lectotype; 2 ( BMNH), card-mounted on same card,
“Para-type [round label with yellow border] // Coll. E. S. Brookes. 15 - 9-1948 [in Brookes’ hand] // Leaf-mould [in
Brookes’ hand] // Epsom, base of Mt Eden, Auckland [in Brookes’ hand] // paratypes [in Brookes’ hand, red line
underline] // Thamiaraea aucklandica Cameron. [in Brookes’ hand] // Brit. Mus. 1952 - 526 [2 labels, “ 526
handwritten]”; 1 ( BMNH), card-mounted, “M. Cameron. Bequest. B.M. 1955 - 147. // Epsom Auckland N. Zealand
Gyrophaena fuscicorne Broun 1880: 92 . Type locality: near Whangarei Heads. Type depository: BMNH HT. Note: as Ocalea, Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz (1926: 730) , Kuschel (1990), but as Thamiaraea, Cameron (1950) , NZACAbout NZAC collection. Distribution: New Zealand (AK,ND,TO;SO).
Remarks. Broun based the description on a single specimen that we confirmed as the holotype.
Type material examined. Holotype ( BMNH): card-mounted [lacking left corner of pronotum and elytra], “ Type
[round label with red border] // 169. [green label] // New Zealand. [red underline] Broun Coll. Brit. Mus. 1922 - 482.
// Manaia. Whangarei [in Broun’s hand] // Tachyusa fuscicornis [in Broun’s hand]”.
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